Wayne Roderick Lectures

Epilobium siskiyouense in the Klamath Mountains Photo by Glenn Keator

Epilobium siskiyouense in the Klamath Mountains
Photo by Glenn Keator

Join us for our popular series of free public lectures on a broad array of topics related to plants and natural history. Named in honor of its founder, the Wayne Roderick Lecture Series takes place on Saturday mornings from November through February at 10:30 a.m. in the Visitor Center of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. These illustrated presentations are enjoyable for beginners and professionals alike. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Saturday Mornings at 10:30
Free to the Public

Note: Seating is limited, so it is advisable to arrive early, save a seat, and enjoy the garden until lecture time. (Don’t forget: Free tours of the Garden begin every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)

Nov. 4 – Botanical Explorations in the Oceanic Island Nation of São Tomé and Príncipe, Gulf of Guinea, Tropical West Africa – Jim Shevock

Nov. 11 – California Native Plant Horticulture – Bart O’Brien

Nov. 18 – John Muir and Trees – Eric Folmer

Nov. 25 – NO lecture – enjoy the holidays!

Dec. 2 – Weird and Wonderful Winter-Rainfall Plants of the Canary Islands – Russell Wagner

Dec. 9 – Avocational Alpine Adventures; A Summer Vacation Collecting and Documenting Imperiled High Elevation Plant Species in California – Michael Uhler

Dec. 16 – Travelling to the North Rim of Copper Canyon, Mexico – Ted Kipping (Rescheduled from 11/11/2017)

Dec. 23 – Pollination and Pollinators – Dick O’Donnell

Dec. 30 – NO lecture – enjoy the holidays!

Jan. 6 – Wildflower Safari to South Africa – Frank Almeda

Jan. 13 – Alpines of Wyoming – Ted Kipping

Jan. 20Arctostaphylos pallida – Michele Hammond

Jan. 27 – Natural History of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Wisconsin – Ron Felzer

Feb. 3 – Galapagos Island Life – John Kipping (Changed Date!)

Feb. 10 – Sierran Mountain Beauties – Ted Kipping

Feb. 17 – Highlights of the Desert Flora – Dick O’Donnell

Feb. 24Ceanothus of the Bay Area and Beyond – Jeff Bisbee

Mar. 3 – Baja California – Bart O’Brien

Mar. 10 – Montana featuring the Bear Tooth Plateau and Lewis & Clark – Bob Case

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